[Activity] International Conference organized by IIS
□ The one-day virtual seminar titled, “Great Transition in India: Challenges and Realities” was organized by the Institute of Indian Studies (IIS), Hankuk University of Foreign Studies. This conference was held by Zoom Webinar on 26 May 2021 from 14:00 to 17:30 (KST).
□ Professor Chanwahn Kim (Director, Institute of Indian Studies, HUFS) delivered his opening remarks, thanking all panelists and attendees for their supports and cooperations. He also expressed his deepest sympathy to citizens in India as the country undergoes the distressing situation of the Covid-19 pandemic.
□ Having two sessions, the first session was chaired by Dr. Duvvuri Subbarao, the former governor the Reserve Bank of India (RBI). Three speakers (Prof. Amrita Dhillon from King’s College London; Dr. Suyash Rai from Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, India; Dr. Amitendu Palit from National University of Singapore) presented their papers. From IIS, HK professor Misu Kim participated in discussion bringing analytical questions including how India contemplating private investment and trade policy to boost Indian economy, with another discussant Prof. Sabyasachi Das from Ashoka University.
□ The second session was chaired by Prof. Harsh V. Pant with six speakers (Ian Hall, Griffith University; Dr. David Scott, Center for International Maritime Security; Prof. Takenori Horimoto, Gifu Women’s University; Prof. Priya Chacko, University of Adelaide; Prof. Karthik Nachiappan, National University of Singapore, Prof. Rajiv Kumar, IIS). Prof. Rajiv Kumar (HK research Professor) spoke about various approaches to encourage more amicable relations between India and South Korea.
□ The institute of Indian Studies endeavors to study the Great Transition in India focusing various facets of India’s politics, economy and in the field of humanities that are pertinent at the current time.